15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to New York City
New York City
— 2 nights
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff


New York City — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City tour builder tool.

Cardiff, UK to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in July, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Falls, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary tool.

Fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Glacier National Park — 2 nights

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail and then take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.